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Explore the latest news and features by our world-class aviation journalists. Stay up to date on the latest military aviation developments, commercial airline news, historic plane restoration projects, flight simulation releases and much more.

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Inside the world of passenger-to-freight conversions

As more aircraft are retired from passenger service, the abundance of airframes available for conversion is seen as a cost-effective alternative to new-build examples. Nigel Pittaway explores some of the passenger-to-freighter options on the market from both the manufacturer and third-party providers

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The development of fly-by-wire technology on airliners

Fly-by-wire technology on commercial airliners was a revolution. However, such radical changes prompted some to consider the merits of automation over human control, as we discover in this exclusive extract from a new book

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Airliner World RecoveryWatch May 2021

In the very first of our new RecoveryWatch series, the Cirium team assesses how many aircraft are still in storage at locations around the world

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How pilots are helping each other during the pandemic

While few areas of the economy have been left untouched by the pandemic, aviators have perhaps had it tougher than most. Tom Batchelor learns more about a pioneering charity that is helping those with clipped wings

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Spotting in the good ol' days

Passionate aviation photographer and enthusiast, Dirk Grothe, shares some of his most stunning images from the observation deck at Frankfurt Airport during the mid-1980s –a time filled with colourful airlines and a rich variety of aircraft

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Presidented access: Inside the development of the next Air Force One

It is possibly the world’s most famous aircraft, but relatively little is known about it. A new documentary with rare access to Air Force One changes all that. Tom Batchelor spoke to professional pilot and documentary producer Scott Bateman to learn more...

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Interview with boss of Wizz Air UK

Founded as a Brexit contingency plan, in just three years Wizz Air UK has grown into its own fully-fledged airline. Thomas Haynes caught up with Owain Jones, the carrier’s managing director, to find out how it has handled the pandemic and what its plans are for future expansion

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How helicopter airlines work

It’s not often that we feature rotary aircraft in Airliner World, but as Howard Slutsken reports, there’s something a little different going on in Vancouver...

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Why the Britten-Norman Islander is big in Germany

One of Britain’s smallest yet most successful airliners, the Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander, is big in Germany, as Andreas Rohde discovers

FlyPast Podcast Episode 19

With museums set to reopen on May 17 (fingers crossed!), we chat to Darren Priday at the RAF Museum at Cosford...

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Your Historic Aviation 5-a-day

On this day 63 years ago the prototype of the Buccaneer performed its first flight. We present a selection of photos of this bomber from the Key archive...

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Airliner World June 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Aeroplane June 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Top Aces gains German adversary training contract

Germany has contracted Canada-based Top Aces to provide fast-jet adversary air training services for the Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces)

146 Professional Takes Flight in X-Plane 11

Just Flight, in partnership with Thranda Design, has released the 146 Professional for X-Plane 11.

Ninoy Aquino International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Cloudsurf Asia has announced RPLL Ninoy Aquino International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available on OrbxDirect.

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The ex-American Airlines Boeing 727 that vanished

In May 2003, the trijet took off from an airport in Angola and was never seen again. Key.Aero recounts the events of an extraordinary incident that continues to stump investigators to this day

UK outlines final Eurofighter offering for Finland

On behalf of the Eurofighter consortium, the UK has outlined the best and final offer in its Typhoon proposal for Finland, which seeks to procure a new multi-role fighter to replace its ageing Boeing F/A-18C/D Hornet fleet

The man who’s been writing about Spitfires for FlyPast since 1981

As the magazine celebrates its 40th birthday, we chat to Peter Arnold about how he came to be its Spitfire expert, the feature on his Seafire F.46 restoration from 1982… and his favourite ever cover

First two Danish F-35As arrive at Luke AFB

Pilots belonging to the Royal Danish Air Force have delivered the first two Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters to Luke AFB, Arizona

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Your Historic Aviation 5-a-day

A few more amazing archival snaps for your perusal!

RAF Typhoons return to Romania for air policing mission

Four RAF-operated Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4s from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland, have arrived in Romania to support NATO’s ongoing enhanced Air Policing (eAP) mission

Fire Scout crashes into the USS Charleston

A US Navy-operated Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout has crashed into the side of the Littoral Combat Ship USS Charleston (LCS-18), while the vessel was transiting through the Western Pacific to Guam on April 26

Elstree & Shoreham Airports for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Orbx has announced two new airport releases for Microsoft Flight Simulator - EGTR Elstree and EGKA Shoreham.

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